Ernesto987 (3043) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opened by dany at the hf festival, holy crap thatís a rediculous about of blac licorice. Itís not bad just completely overwhelming and none of the beer comes thru
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge black licoroce nose light roast and dark grains but tons of licorice. Pours black thin tan head. Thick looking. Big black licorice flavors light roast and ash and a touch of husky grain. Hige bodied big sweetness tons of licorice.
LarryBeast (408) - - APR 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
All licorice all the time. Pours thick and black with brown foamy head. Strong flavour of anise and chocolate with subtle hints of plum. A powerful beer worthy of its name.
Lubiere (9106) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark stout with a thin lacing brown head. In aroma, a smooth licorice chocolate with light minty notes, Aleppo cheese with spices. In mouth, a smooth creamy chocolate with licorice, warming alcohol, light maple, very nice. On tap at Alibi Room, March 22, 2012.
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid black with a beige head. Aroma is very powerful black licorice, anise. Taste is plum, licorice, black currant. Thick on the palate with a slightly bitter aftertaste. A little heavy on the licorice †but quite an interesting beer, could improve nicely with aging.
microakes (154) - CANADA - MAR 17, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Caramel head sitting thick on black liquid. Waves of licorice drift up from the glass. Malt is swftly followed by the expected licirice, leading them to fight vicously in the palate.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black colour with thick tan head. Rich licorice malt nose. Creamy mouth feel of licorice and roasted coffee malt. Lingering bitter coffee and licorice finish.
blankboy (5631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [1L] shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours a dark ruby-brown with a large long-lasting fizzy tan head. Decent lacing. Aroma is big-time licorice -- whoa! Some roasted malt in the back but mainly licorice. Lovely flavour of roasted malt, lots of licorice and a light bitter finish. Medium bodied. Quite good, ya gotta love licorice though.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[4009-20110930] 1qt1.8floz jug. Licorice Tootsie Roll roast floral malt aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy brown head. Licorice roast malt flavour is tangy and sweet. Full body. Interesting licorice infusion but goes far beyond the line of overpowering. (7/3/7/3/12) 3.2
(w/ blackboy, garthicus, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011-09-30. Black body with a nice foamy brown head. Pleasant aroma, modest sweet malt, licorice notes smell like a high quality licorice candy. 7+ Flavour is similar, mild sweet dark malt with a good amount of licorice flavour throughout. Very light bitterness keeps it from becoming cloying. Smooth medium to full bodied palate is nice. Solid, the licorice is pretty prominent and how much you like it will shape how much you like the beer. Personally I quite enjoy it, but its a bit much for a 1L bottle! Made for sharing. Bottle about six months old, via manuchampions